Now that it’s 2013, Mike and I are officially in wedding planning mode… sort of. Our official date is August 31st, so we have time, but at the same time, we’re both procrastinators and easily taken unaware by the calendar. We are working with an incredibly small budget. It’s so small, right now we don’t even know what it is. He keeps reminding me that it will work out, though, and he’s right; the important thing is that we love each other.
We’ve decided to downsize our original plan, which was to have the ceremony and a small reception in August with just close friends and family, and then to throw a huge Halloween party reception so that everyone could come to that. We’re now just going to do the small ceremony and reception.
We are currently working on a budget and securing a venue. We won’t really know what budget we have until we hear back from the place we really want. It’s a double-edged sword. Hopefully we can send out official invitations no later than May.
I’m a planner and always have been, so I’m kind of freaking out that there are so many ifs. (And yes, I’m a planner and procrastinator. It’s a talent.) Mike is super laid back about things, where I’m all “We have to get things in order now, or the world will end!” In a way, we balance each other out. I get his ass in gear, and he gets my ass to chill out.
I don’t have a dress (yet). I found The One on Pinterest, and I plan on finding a way to A) afford it and B) get it locally so I can get it adjusted and all that jazz.
This one in particular is $499.99. Now would be a good time to buy a dress, since weddings are off-season. Hmn…
Even though part of me is freaking out because we have so many things to do, I’m really excited. At the end of 2012, I knew 2013 would be my year, mostly because I plan on making all of my dreams come true in the next twelve months. (Well, you know, except for starting a family. That can wait. )